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in the middle of a san francisco street. four of the five suspects of homicide case have entered not guilty pleas today. the investigator say the group assaulted 26-year-old steven read and audri prada. they were dumped unbraces l street reid later die. ed. prosecutorrers not sure what sparked the violence but they say it was not a random act. >>> the man accused of kidnapping and killing morgan hill teenager is fastening charges. 21-year-old garcia torres was arraigned on the additional charges in san joses. he's accused of trying to kidnap three different women in morgan hill in 2009. le mar's body has never been found. today her mother has this plea slip hope and freeway pray with the holidays the accused will have l find in his heart to come forward with the information necessary to necessary to locate sierra. >> his next hear set for february 6th. >>> and antivirus software john mcfee is now in the u.s. he aroad in miami about three hours ago. he was released from detention today and escorted by great mall listen immigration officials. he was detained after entering the country illegal
the end of an era in san francisco. no more free parking. all meters enforced from noon to 6:00 p.m. paid parking is necessary because commercial districts are now just as busy on sundays as saturdays. meters in tourist areas like fisherman wharf charge 7 days a week. >>> free rides on muni not just today. coming up in 10 minutes the next fare free day plus how muni's growth shaped the cityism the police in oakland are still looking for a man who fled the scene of a fatal collision. the 34-year-old, moore, sped off in a bmw after officers pulled him over at 90th and bancroff. he t-boned a car at interstate 580. a female passenger in the lincoln was killed and three others were injured. the police arrested moore but his passenger got away. >>> across oakland, three people were killed in two separate cases early today. two men were fatally shot near downtown. a woman was stabbed to death in an apartment on walnut street. two men were fatally shot. neighbors say they heard arguing at the apartment where the woman was killed. a man with cuts to his hands was detained by the police. meantime,
-ins and armed muggings lately. >>> bart is stepping up security in san francisco and oakland to help make holiday shoppers feel safer. in oakland, bart police will team up with oakland police from 4:00 to 8:00 tomorrow night. more bart police will be patrolling downtown san francisco stations as well. >>> the mother of a missing teenager from morgan town spoke out today. as sierra lamar's accused killer was given more charges. his hair has grown out, and he's lost weight since he was first arrested. he's accused of trying to kidnap throw different women from safeway parking lots in morgan hill. although he was 17 at the time, he is being charged as a an adult. the body of sierra lamar has never been found. today, her mother had this message for her suspected killer. >> i hope that and that with the holidays, the accused will feel the pressure and find it in his heart to come forward with the information necessary to locate sierra. >>> there is word tonight that the man accused of setting fire to the law office of the mayor of vallejo was found competent it stand trite trial. the judge mad
, connecticut. >>> we have developing news tonight in san francisco where a standoff is now underway with a man and possibly a hostage. that has led to the evacuation of a residential building where the man is hold up. jade hernandez is live at california and larkin with late details. jade? >> ken, police say a man who's threatening he has a weapon is refusing to come outside his apartment. traffic is being diverted from california to larkin and the streets between larkin and hyde are closed. no pedestrian traffic is being allowed through at this hour. 30 minutes ago, san francisco police spokesman told us a hostage negotiator is out here. the department has a s.w.a.t. team and their technical command post set up. police cannot confirm whether or not this man has a person inside the apartment with him. but let's take a look at the video we captured earlier when we arrived, which was shortly after police arrived here in the 1400 block of california. officer carlos tells us dispatchers received a call about 6:30 this evening from a man who told them he had overheard a domestic dispute next door.
rain. we'll continue to move the mass around, show you the coverage out toward san francisco and oakland just outside of our station area. you can see light rain pushing back into the region. this has been a development over the past half hour to 45 minutes. up to the north bay here you can't pick out some of the coverage as well targeting parts of sonoma county. nothing too major but i do expect the rainfall to pick up as we head into overnight hours. this is radar showing you where it is snowing just to the east of cloverdale. we'll move the maps and show you the flurries off mount hamilton. i will let you know where the dry part of the weekend forecast will be. >>> rainwater and run off fill reservoirs to capacity. the is santa clara water reservoirs will begin releasing water. people who live around the reservoir say they are surprised how quickly the water rose. >> in the last few storms we had it really rose quickly and it's full. it's going over the spill ways now. >> reporter: the spill ways are designed more much more water. but they notified people downstream just i
information during this newscast as it becomes available. >>> san francisco's new central subway hasn't even been built yet but it may already been headed a new direction. janet costiano has more. jena. >> reporter: i want to show you this construction site behind me. this is the hole where the machine will go into ground. the problem and controversy is how and when to get it out. and they have only two months to make a decision. the problem is the 40-foot diameter machine only going one way. officials had planned to make a hole along columbia bust to get the machine out of the ground. merchants have filed a lawsuit saying it would be too disruptive. >> we are concerned about noise and dust and dirt. >> tomorrow the director is proposing two alternate options. someone to buy the former theater moverring the exit hole 90 feet from the original site. that could soon become a future station if the subway is ever extended to north beach. >> probably would be a little easier. >> buying the property would add up to $8 million to the $1.6 billion project. the other option is to leave the machine un
are searching for a gunman responsible for killing a 17-year-old football player in san francisco over the weekend. he was a senior. he was shot about 10:00 saturday night. police say that a friend took him to san francisco general hospital where he was pronounced dead you. >>> new at 7:00, an auto body shop neighbors say has no being there. it's located in the bay view district. we're live outside the superior court are a new lawsuit accuses the owner of illegal activity. >>reporter: i read the complaint. it accuses the own of illegally operating an auto body shop and renting illegal reach-infested apartments. >> that one, this one, this one, this one. >>reporter: neighbors say he regularly parks 15 or more cars along the street outside his house at 1278 thomas avenue. now, the city attorney is suing him, saying that behind the tall gates he has been operating brothers auto body shop illegally in a residential area not zoned for business and says he turned his single-family house into an illegal apartment operation. >> before i've seen as high as 30 people living in that house. >>repo
>>> double trouble for san francisco's muni tonight. problems below ground, and above delay tens of thousands of passengers during the evening commute. good evening, i'm gasia mikaelian in for julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. and electrical problem has stopped all muni service in san francisco. the problem started right at the height of the evening commute. so far, it's unknown if the problem can be repaired in time for tomorrow. more now from amber lee, live in the city, where she just got an upclose look at the blown transformer causing the outage. >> reporter: right now, you can see the caution tape is up, keeping passengers from trying to get inside the train station. >> it's a blown fuse. >> reporter: john haley, muni director of transit showed the blown transformer. he says crews will be working through the night to try to fix the problem before tomorrow morning's commute. >> we know it's not the outside feed from pg and e, and we know the problem is within our hardware. >> reporter: as for commuters tonight, it was a headache getting to their destination. as late as
a car in san francisco. somehow the vehicle ended up on the tracks at 16th street near 7th. no one was injured. the accident happened around 5:30 tonight. that's when service was temporarily suspended. thecontra costa times is reporting the identity of a man killed in a skateboarding accident. scott hickerson died when he was struck. he was riding his skateboard in the crosswalk when he was hit. the driver stopped, and so far no charges have been file the. >>> friends gathered in antioch to remember that city's latest homicide victim. >> reporter: shot, in his car, in front of his own house. police need tips. they want witnesses. this is a neighborhood full of apprehension. a cluster of candles burn on a dark street. but those who light them don't linger long. nervous, says one man, who shrugs off any fear. >> i want somebody to care about me. he was a good man. >> reporter: he's talking about 43-year-old aaron williams, so the to death just before 11:00 last night. >> what pisses me off is nobody wants to get involved. >> reporter: williams was shot twice. sitting in his car outsi
the bay right now. i have reports out in the avenues of san francisco. light sprinkles. we've had rain in santa rosa at this hour. we have the radar sweeps going. you can see light showers now showing up. it's very widely scattered. let's go over to this area, downtown oakland you have some light showers right now on 880 up in the oakland hill area you have some showers as well. it's widely scattered but here's the deal. this is just the leading edge of this deal. so there's more coming and it will have an impact on that morning compute. so we'll have all those details when we see you again. >>> repairs to that gaping sink hole are being repaired tonight. as loraine blanco reports, instead of taking months it should take a couple of weeks. >> reporter: instead of christmas joy construction noise. it's been a busy day since winter storms left a massive sink hole two sundays ago. the combination of high water levels and a clogged drain opened up a sink hole. now the goal is a few weeks thanks to a contractor specializes on emergency repairs. >> reporter: the company is known for their qu
spots available. other stores report brisk business. we get more from christian in san francisco. >> lot of shoppers came in and out of these doors today. the west vil shopping center says retailers were offering deep discounts to bring in the customers and lots of people were willing to spend while some are de pending on sant klaus for those last-minute gifts, lot of shoppers took matters into their own hands, grabbing back after bag after goodies to bring home on christmas eve. some say it doesn't feel like christmas without the adrenaline rush of shopping as the clock counts down. >> i like to consider myself a fourth-quarter player. i step up, you know, down the stretch, and thoo's what i'm all about, performing when it's crunch time. >> managers at the west field shopping center say i shally activity builds week by week following thanksgiving but that wubt the case this year. >> we had a really strong black friday. really the first two weeks of december were really strong and then it kind of lulled. it's almost like people forgot. >> that all changed as the weeks before christmas tu
. in san francisco a big tree came crashing down -- on a home. the homeowners say a branch punctured the roof of a bedroom just as the young son ran from the room. no injuries here either. >>> road crews cleaning up a rock and mud slide along highway north 1. and there could be a full closure tonight while crews fin issue the clean up. the slide was discovered about 1 this afternoon. drivers expect i did lays. >>> and new at 7. technology development that may be able to predict landslides. thrive san francisco where she to bees researcher attempting find ways when and where landslides might happen. >> reporter: can wear in the sea cliff neighborhood. now researchers say that are learning more about exactly what causes happened to give -- happened to -- happened to give away. >> it was a catastrophic clash. and. the great effort bay area storm this is week had many homeowners watching the skies and the ground. including between i'll crest and wine i don't know street. >> there are been working installing new plastic sheeting and sandbags. >> reporter: a the question is how to tell whe
in san francisco, as the temperature drops, the director, diane louther says it is heart breaking, to turn around hundreds of families that need help. >> very often they are out in cars or they are doubled up in situations that they shouldn't be. >> luther says the hamilton center has 70 rooms, all full with nearly 250 homeless family on the wait list. >> they have children with them and they are trying to hold it together. >> louther says high rent in the city make it difficult for find permanent housing. >> it takes them longer to find affordable apartments and they often have to move out of the city because the rents are high here. >> starting a job at a barber shop and his family's christmas list is to leave the shelter soon. >> if my family can get through this, we can get through anything. >> the family is trying to raise donations to help more families through this holiday season. live in san francisco. >>> a san francisco woman arrested in the death of her daughter has been released from jail, the 16-year-old died at a hospital after being found on the sidewalk, 46-year-ol
francisco, and 152% in san jose. do you remember last year at this time? we were at about 35 to 40% of rainfall average. okay, so how does it plan out here in the next few days? another weather system is headed our way. that's what i'm going to talk about at 10:20 when i come back. the latest computer model teed up and ready to go. we'll talk about how much more is behind it. see you back here. >>> the trek to and from tahoe was anything but smooth sailing today. coming up in 14 minutes why officials say it wasn't the snow slowing everything down. >> at ktvu.com, look for the link to stormtracker 2 at the top of the page. we also posted updates on the ktvu.com channel 2 facebook page. >>> holiday sales slumped nationwide. and there might be more than one reason for the poor numbers. eric rasmussen is live with the mixed reports he heard from retailers, and shoppers. >> reporter: ken, we can tell you there's been no shortage of foot traffic here in downtown walnut creek. one local retailer told me a late rally before christmas saved his season. but it at least appears a lot of peopl
out of san francisco where four pedestrians were injured when they tried to get out of the way of a speeding vehicle. it happened at 10:00 tonight at the city's twin looking points. four people werewalking when a driver came speeding down the road near that look out point. several people had to jump out of the k rail to get away. two of them had to be taken to the hospital, two of them possibly in critical condition. a witness on the scene told ktvu four people were detained. he said he saw four people in handcuffs while a fourth was injured. we will bring you a live update just as soon as we can get more information. >>> now to solano county where a hit-and-run driver killed a man and his dog today. we're going to eric rasmussen who has the story. >> reporter: one neighbor told me she saw the tire tracks but saw no man and no suspect. >> they were going too far for the neighborhood. left him for dead, did not stop. >> reporter: kevin bowl was walking his own dogs when he got the word. his long time friend and neighbor thomas had been hit at the intersection of sutter and 11th
. >>> and nudists protested san francisco's city hall. how city leaders plan to enforce the new ban. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> good evening. i'm marky. it's tuesday, december 4th. it is bay area news at 7:00, and we are on storm watch tonight as more rain rolls through the bay area. here's a look at storm tracker 2. right now the wet weather is con find to the north bay, but it is forecast to spread south across the entire region by tonight. this latest weather system arrives and folks in some areas are still recovering from the last round of storms. this is video from about an hour ago, and the rain started to come down in petaluma. the russian, napa and petaluma rivers flirted with flood stage on sunday. river levels are now down low. the fire chief in san rafael says they're currently more concerned about potential landslides. meanwhile caltran is hoping tonight's rain will not cause more problems along highway 1 in san mateo county. crews have been working to stabilize erosion at devil's slide following the weekend's storm. one-way tr
>>> the san francisco health department issues a warning to gay men about the spread of a communicable disease. good evening i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm julie haener. it is a meningitis outbreak but it's not happening here. still the health center takes it serious enough to issue a warning. >> reporter: they say an unusually high number of meningitis cases have been reported until the brooklyn area and it's affecting gay men. san francisco may be thousands of miles from the big apple but health officials here worry that a quick plane ride might land bay area travelers right in the heart of meningitis outbreak in new york city. >> we know there's lots of travel between the two cities. >> reporter: dr. susan phillips is with the san francisco health department. she says new york has had 16 cases of menengococal disease. the cases involve men in areas of brooklyn who are have had intimate contact with other men. >> it's due to a bacterium and it is passed by a very close personal contacts. secretions of any kind including saliva. >> reporter: gay men traveling to new york
channel 2 news. >>> the wet weather is causing up to 2 hour delays at san francisco international airport. officials say 2 million people are expected to pass through between now and january 6. long with the rain, clouds and winds are to blame for the delays. one family is taking the delays in stride as they waited for their son. >> this is his first christmas he has been gone. graduated in june. gone since august. so first time back and home so we have friends here. >> as you can see it was a very happy reunion. sfo recorded more than 100 cancellations. there are changes to airport security screening. children 12-0 and 77 and older will be able to pass through metal detectors several times to eliminate the need for pat downs and passengers can now carry on pies and fruitcakes. for those traveling to the sierra today it was slow going. chains were required on highway 50 and interitate 80 -- interstate 80. coming up in 10 minutes a live update on the conditions there and we will tell you about a death today at a ski resort. >>> a woman has died from that hit and run on twin peaks that we b
hour, the sheriff's office announce it had gunman shot and killed himself. >>> police in san francisco have five people in custody tonight in connection with a violent crime involving two victims found bound and gagged in the middle of a residential street. david stephenson reports authorities managed to track down the suspects in less than 48 hours. >> san francisco police this afternoon announced arrests and a violent crime that stunned this visitation valley neighborhood. two peerjs one identified today as 26-year-old steven reid, the other de scribed as an 18 to 19-year-old woman were found lying on brus els street sunday night bound and gag and had badly injured. >> the male victim appeared to have blunt force trauma and gunshot wound to the upper body. the female victim also appeared to have flunt force trauma. >> reid died later that night at san francisco general hospital. police say the young woman is in critical condition but is recovering. >> investigators followed up on leads that led them to a house in hercules, california where we took into custody five individuals. >> po
in san francisco. firefighters say the call came in about 8:15. when they arrived, they found smoke in the building. they evacuated the building as they searched for the cause. within a few minutes, they were able to locate the source of the smoke. it was a fire inside a restaurant. shoppers were allowed back in. >>> two pedestrians were badly injured in oakland this evening, near lake merritt. police say both were taken to the hospital. one in critical condition, the other with serious injuries. they were in the crosswalk of grand avenue when they were hit at 20 minutes until 7:00. there was a prius on the scene with the front bumper damaged. >>> protesters calling for the immediate closing of a 7- eleven. the store sits on the former site of a deli that closed down in august of 2010. protesters say because of city zoning laws, the site should have reverted back to residential zoning after the deli closed. >> that 7-eleven has parachuted in against the city's own laws. that's why we're here. we believe the city has actually not followed its own laws. >> the mayor of san mateo says
down early this morning. in san francisco city crews spent this day clearing out clogged drains and the public works department says it's expected to be a weekend long task. you can see one of the biggest rocks actually blocked one of the lanes forcing drivers to slow down and go around it. we have team coverage for you tonight. chief meteorologist bill martin is in the ktvu weather center where he's been tracking the storm all day. maureen naylor is standing by but we begin with jana katsuyama where it's been raining. in healdsburg. >> reporter: see how wet the ground is, all of that water is seeping into the ground and ending up in local rivers and streams this is the russian river. you can see how fast it is going. it could reach near flood levels by the time the next storm finishes. rain is drenching almost soaked roads. areas stream, rivers and low lying areas are flooding. with two storms down there's still one more to go. a storm watch is in effect. >> the storm surge is down 2- 1/2 feet below the bottom of the bridge. >> reporter: although water levels dropped today wit
-inches in san francisco and more in the coastal hill. up to 5-inches of rain even more than that in the boulder creek area. here's what it does for percent of average. it helps a lot. 102% of average in santa rosa. 143percent of average. we're at 30, 30%, 40% of average. more rain coming. this is the next system i'm tracking it's working it's way in here. it's going to be around christmas day. it's going to bring rain but not before we see fog in the early morning hours. when i come back i'll put that all together we'll see you back here in a few minutes. >>> it looks like a white christmas in the sierra, more than four feet of snow fell into the weekend and a new advisory warns of blowing snow tomorrow night. but there's a window of clear weather through the morning. right now chains are not required for cars on u.s. highway 50 or on interstate 80. chains are required on many state routs. >>> a snow boarder is dead tonight after getting caught in an avalanche at a popular sierra ski resort. at 10:15. what we're learning about the victim and why friends say more could have b
to see how it's faring. st. mary's cathedral is amongst four churches in san francisco working with the city to help house and feed homeless folks to get them inside from the cold. this shelter offers hot coffee, a meal, and a bed. >> the elements are cold outside and it's -- it's a lot better to have a warm bed and a meal than just being out in the cold and the rain and getting sick or sicker and -- and it just means a lot. i'm grateful for it. >> the episcopal community service is a faith-based group runs the winter emergency shelter program in partnership with the city. services will be available to the homeless through the end of february. reporting live in san francisco, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> it is going to be a cold one tonight. a freeze warning in effect for the north bay valley. it starts early tomorrow morning and lasts into the morning hours. take a look at the freeze warng, what it encompasses. it means we're all going to be cold but this area in the north bay temperatures will be below freezing or at freezing for a few hours between 3:00 a.m. and 8:00
. san francisco. there is yet another twist tonight in the strange -- he's now hospitalised in -- shows him being taken into custody yesterday for entering guatamala. he was removed to a police hospital -- they say they will not give mckee --. >>> a nevada woman has been found alive. suffering from exposure. a hunch by her brother helped bring her to safety. >> last night -- i couldn't without hurting her. >> her sister said they found that she was alive from her brother who went to search for her last night twice. >> he just had this feeling. we all thought -- we can't stop him. we just knew -- let him do what he felt he had to do and god help him. he did the right thing. and to hear him say i found her, i found her, i can't explain it for you guys. >> the brother found her off burns road where her and her boyfriend had become trapped in the snow. her boyfriend left the vehicle for help, but she realized he was not coming back and she left for help. doctor treating her for the most mild form of frost bite. >> she was one lucky person. >> hinted at the way she stayed alive saying that a
and windy weather put a damper on air travel in and out of san francisco today. at one point the average delay was up to 1 1/2 hours. 130,000 travelers are expected to pass through sfo today. had well, to say it is snowing in the sierra is an understatement. the wild weather caused a back up along interstate 80 today. at times there were whiteout driving conditions and parts of that roadway were losed down in plaser county. it does not look like the winter weather will be easing up any time soon. another 2-5 feet of snow is expected to fall by sunday. in the midst of all of the stormy weather a pair of roads shutdown by massive sinkholes reopened today. the storms earlier this month caused a 15-foot deep hole on mountain view drive in lafayette. the street was set to reopen christmas day. work was completed ahead of schedule. the city contractor credited cc meyers and the subcontractors. >> came out, worked nine days, 24 hours a day. seven-days a week. now we have a complete history. >> cc meyers is known for carrying out major project ebgts on time and on budget including bridge and fre
inches, san francisco, 3.78 and san jose about 2.5 inches, we have a break in the rain for us tonight and tomorrow. i track another system, a weak one but that does show up in our five-day forecast more on that in a few minutes. >> all right, more rain. >>> a system is-wide power failure halted the service leaving scores of passengers stranded. all train service was stopped at 9:18 a.m. now, b.a.r.t police officers say the storm may of played a role in knocking out the power. and b.a.r.t's back up generator did not work. some passengers on the way to the raiders game were losing patience quickly. >> they need me out there. i need to get out there b.a.r.t needs to get on their business. they need to be ready for this kind of business here. >> power was restored an hour later but this was another outage just after 2:00 this afternoon and that lasted for about 20 minutes. b.a.r.t riders were the only ones to experience travel headaches due to the storm today. 41 flights were canceled today because of the bad weather conditions. this were delays of 90 minutes throughout the day. oakland a
the landscape of this home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. today a tree trimming crew removed the three footdiameter tree. >> the tree had fallen onto our house, and it was about, i don't know, a couple feet above my head. >> reporter: that was your alarm clock. >> that was the alarm clock, yes. >> reporter: he says the house can be fixed. he's just glad no one was hurt. >> you have a fireplace? >> yes. >> you have some very expensive firewood now. >> exactly. >> reporter: an arborist says now is as good of time as any to get those trees checked. >>> a number of trees toppled. in orinda, this toppled. two vehicles were hit by that tree, but no injuries were reported. >>> also around the bay area, people were running from the rain. people tried to stay dry. in palo alto, windshield wipers. >>> we want to bring in our chief meteorologist, bill martin now, on this latest dose of rain, and where this leaves us for the season. >> this morning's rain was a mess on the morning commute. take a look at some of the showers. the accumulations just from this morning's rain showers. you se
midnight. the two were spotted. neither has been identified. the woman is at san francisco hospital tonight. police tell us they are fighting for her life. >> hopefully, we can obtain more information that can lead up to a suspect or a motive in this case. >> police say the male victim is about 20, an african american. the woman is white. the pair may have been dumped where they were found but beyond that, they're saying little about this case. >>> a woman who murdered nursing student michelle le was found guilty today. we have a dramatic escape to tell you about involving two workers delivering laundry. their truck struck power lines early this morning on fairmont drive. but a report shows quick thinking may have saved their lives. >> this is all that remains after a tractor-trailer hit power lines knocking them down and causing a track to burst into flames. >> the person in the vehicle jumped out, cleared the vehicle, which had they stepped out normally, they would have caused a bridge to the ground and probably got electrocuted. >> reporter: fortunates say the -- firefighters say th
walker is live in san francisco and trains running on time. >> reporter: ken a train just pulled into a station here right on time with the evening community. but they where are central balling earlier to fix a glib that derailed the morning community. when a train is coming, there's nothing to do but wait for it to pass. this morning passengers were just waiting for it to arrive. >> there was a problem with our switches that allowed the trains to move out onto the tracks. to respond to that we had to send out signal maintainers to physically move the switchers back and forth to allow the trains o operate. >> trains waited for clearance for over 1 hour and 45 minutes. left people waiting in the rain. >> one, two, three, four. i had no idea what was happening. nobody. >> reporter: how long did can you have to wait? >> maybe one hour. >> reporter: the problem started at 5:00 a.m. the twitter feed let them know there were delays and cancellation and even few tweets aroll geist. >> it was only five minutes late for us. >> you got luck you. >> yes, we did. >> reporter: fortunately thi
/3 more to operate. >> traffic will be rerouted on the way to san francisco bay to protect endangered whales. the administration approved vessel changes for long beach and the santa barbara channel. they high great up the coast and 2010, five whales died in the san francisco area. >>> two cities -- the men's health list for best and worst for men. san jose comes in second with a ratings for health and fitness. san francisco comes in third. and rangings were built on cost of living and commute times. ohio came in 4th and alabama was the worst place for men to live snow borders are flocking to the sierras and we're going to show how crowded it is if you're thinking about heading to the mountains. >>> it has been dry but wet weather is on the way and mark will tell you how it's going to affect your weekend. >> if you're with us, take us with us. you can watch it live on your computer or tablet or you can get the app. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and s
you live including live radar. just go to ktvu.com and click on the weather tab. >>> san francisco police are trying to track down the person who gunned down a young man in the city's bay view district. police say the 18-year-old victim was shot at least once at about 10:00 last night on oceola lane near lasalle. a friend of the victim's drove him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. his name has not yet been released. >>> an investigation under way after a passer by discovered a body. at about 11:30 this morning, district police were notified of a body that had been discovered at point pinol regional. the body is that of a male but didn't release any other details. they have not said yet whether the body could be that of a 77- year-old man that went missing in island strait last week. investigators hope to have more information tomorrow. >>> a hiker reports a sexual assault, we have details on how authorities are handling an attack on a well used east bay trail. >>> pushing for tighter gun laws, a bill senator dianne feinstein plans to introduce in an effort of keeping ot
the lucky ones who found a room at the hamilton family center in san francisco. as the temperature drops the director says it's heart breaking to have to turn away hundreds of other families who need help. >> very often they're out in cars, or they're doubled up in situations that they shouldn't be in. >> reporter: the hamilton center has 70 rooms, all full with nearly 250 homeless families on the wait list. >> they have children with them. >> reporter: continuing unemployment and high rents in the city make it especially difficult for families to find permanent housing. >> they often have to move out of the city because the rents are so high here now. >> reporter: just started a job at a barbershop and his family east christmas wish is to leave the shelter soon. the center is trying to raise donations so that they can help even more families through this holiday season. in san francisco, jana ktvu channel 2 news. >> as i pointed out it's cold out there right now. it is 42 degrees in mountain view. 41 in san jose. how cold is it going to get? 39 degrees. napa and santa rosa, in the low 3
on how the supreme court is at a historic cross roads. but we begin in san francisco, today's decision leaves many people with mixed decisions. >> reporter: i talked with dozen of people tonight and there was a huge range of emotions, excitement, concern and also some confusion. >> reporter: holiday lights lights and friday night crowds but ask people on the street and many are away that today's decision could change lives and history. >> great idea. we need decide. so this is a great idea. >> matter of basic rights. >> reporter: today's decision means that same-sex couples in couple must put marriage plans on hold again. they plan to marry next fall in new york. >> we would have been exchanging vows and celebrating our love and commitment next week but with this decision it is bittersweet. >> reporter: at last the court will address the issue but the outcome might go against gay marriage. >> >> reporter: he has been fighting fighting fighting for -- gay marriage since 2004 and he supported a berkeley couple who launched the prop 8 challenge. >> we will be on the right side of history.
just moved here from san francisco. >> a little small quiet town, the burbs, just something nice, quiet. a little scary knowing something is going on. >> reporter: police say they will be reviewing school security cameras and police also say they might be able to get fingerprints from the device found today which could lead them to the device maker. ken wayne, ktvu news. >>> a police chase has ended with a crash and two people headed to the hospital. oakland police say it began at 8:00 when they tried to stop this black car. officers say it was reported as a stolen vehicle. the driver took off and within minutes crashed into a mazda and crashed into a fence. the driver in the mazda and the driver of the black car were both taken to the hospital. the injuries we are told are not considered life threatening. >>> now to san francisco where we have learned the identity of a pedestrian that was hit and killed. the driver was hit by a white dodge truck. police say he is cooperating. paramedics were unable to revive the victim. he was 75-year-old wen. >>> in walnut creek, crews are working a
-up. >>> san francisco's world- famous cable cars are back in service after a closure that started last night. muni had to shut down the lines at 8:00 last night to repair a cable problem. service was restored for a while this morning, but went back down after muni discovered another problem with the cable. service was restored at about 1:00 p.m.. >>> in san francisco tonight people gathered in union square to light an enormous menorah on this the first night of hanukkah. the menorah was a gift from the late music produce bill graham. people from around the world took part in tonight's celebration. >> this is the past place to to credibility hanukkah. . >>> one east bay city is bracing for a showdown over medical marijuana. >>> a defensive lineman for the dallas cowboys is arrested and the charges he faces in the death of a fellow teammate. >> it shows the power of on- line media and what is changing. >> owner has a right to get . >>> growing medical marijuana outdoors could soon become illegal in concord. new at 10:00 ktvu's eric rasmussen is live with the new recommendation and the case
on finding the young man. police say donelson jumped into a creek to avoid -- >>> a san francisco woman accused of deadly hit-and-run is due to be arranged tomorrow morning. 23-year-old gina unis is expected of running into a group of pedestrians in between creeks. the victims were thrown down a hillside. a 66-year-old woman later died in the hospital. eunice faces charges. she's jailed in lieu of $2 million bail. >>> fremont police chief has retired after more than two decades of fighting crime. today was chief craig steckler's last day on the job. steckler joined the department as deputy chief and became chief in 1982. he's been in law enforcement for 42 years. richard lucero has been named interim chief. >> the board of supervisors apointed a new fire chief. demetriuos shaffer has been appointed fire chief. >>> it was one year ago today that a boy was shot and killed in front of his father's taco truck. that father is calling on police to solve this case in the coming year. >> reporter: at 55th and international dozens honored the life of martinez shot when playing by his father's t
pass. this system is going to ramp up. there's san francisco with a few showers. what we're seeing now it's not a big deal. by the time we get to the morning it's going to increase but it is the morning commute. i'll see you back here in just a little bit. >>> and stay with us for continuing coverage in 12 minutes we're going to take you to the banks of the river still saturated by all the rain. at 10:20, bill comes back with tomorrow's forecast. at 10:45 he'll go beyond tomorrow and tell us about a significant change coming up during the weather. >>> disturbing new information has surfaced tonight regarding the kidnapping and rape of an autistic teenage girl who walked away from a group home in oakland. ktvu's heather holmes is live at opd headquarters and tells us how police tracked down the alleged attacker and what she's learned about the man's past. heather. >> reporter: police tell me that surveillance cameras at the fruitvale station caught the man and they knew he was their suspect. so when he showed back in the area on sunday officers arrested him and these court documents tha
is not the day for that discussion, debra villalon live in san francisco with all those who say now is the time to have that talk. >> reporter: well this is 101 california, the high rise where almost 20 years ago a crazed gunman killed eight and wounded six. then as now there are calls for change. >> i don't think today is that day. >> reporter: when is the day to talk gun reform? mark kelly, married to congresswoman giffords said the discussion can no longer wait. and feinstein is calling on congress to debate america's gun culture. declaring weapons of war don't belong on our streets or in our theaters, shopping malls and schools. >> it was very similar to the day that i was shot. >> reporter: activist mindy fikelstein was surrounded by children when a man opened fire. >> the problem is too many guns. people who shouldn't get their hands on gun have the ability to do so. >> reporter: the pistols used today a glock and a sig. and connecticut like california has strict rules. >> the united states, 8,400 deaths a year due to gun violence. we have got to do something about it. and congress has go
to work 170 years to get what the ceo makes in one year. >> reporter: live in san francisco i'm john sasaki. >>> new developments as police sergeant has been placed on administrative leave. this after we showed you a facebook video. it was supposedly shot from a lamborghini. the sergeant e-mailed us saying he was not driving 100 miles per hour. and the comments that everybody in the car was drunk was quote tongue and chief. >>> there's word that nadia lochlear's claim has expired. she is the wife of estranged husband who has filed for divorce. >>> graffiti threats against a teacher popped up at three different south bay hospital and were aimed against a teacher at mono monte vista. >> students showed us the message targeting a teacher. >> i was shocked i was so shocked. he's a nice teacher. he doesn't deserve something like this. >> as a precaution, authorities shut down monte vista. but after hours of searching, bomb sniffing dogs found nothing. in the meantime they have stepped up security for the teacher who they are not mailing for his deputies. >> we have a couple of deputies wh
.s. appeals decision in february that found proposition 8 unconstitutional. today, san francisco's city attorney says a shift in public opinion about same sex marriage since proáp prop 8 passed a few years ago. >> i could think of no other case to take up if it is going to take up a case, is this case. coming at a particularly optune time. >> reporter: the supreme court agreed to look at a new york case that found the federal defense marriage act denies legally married same sex couples the benefits. our coverage continues with patty lee live in san francisco with reaction from two key players and one couple that remains in limbo, patty? >> reporter: today's announcement caught a lot of people from off guard, same sex couples hoping to wed to pioneers briefly legalized it in the city. >> reporter: tom picked out items for his wedding to his lifelong partner but they have not set a date. they are waiting for the supreme court to make a decision on gay marriage that will effect them and millions of couples across the country. >> this means there say chance for an even greater resoluti
sets in. right now it's 46 degrees in san francisco. and the temperature gauge is moving toward freezing. we have team coverage on this cold weather. ktvu chief meteorologist bill martin will show us which spots are the coldest but first to ken wayne in napa county where a freeze warning is posted for overnight, ken. >> reporter: julie, calastoga is one of the coldest places in the area. but as you can see from all the steam it's also one of the hottest spots. the water literally boils out of the ground at indian springs resorts bubbling to the surface at 212 degrees. it cools to 102 by the time it reaches this massive outdoor pool. >> you see where i'm at? >> reporter: these women traveled from the northwest coast to find refuge here. >> i am going to try to stay in the warm water as long as i can. >>> plumber ryan hermes was getting ready for a long night ahead. >> it's going to be a cold night. last year it was pretty bad. we had a lot of cracked pipes. >> reporter: he offers this advice, cover them or turn them off. >> that's what happens when the water stops moving it'll st
in lafayette. rain drenched oakland and other parts of the bay area. in san francisco wind and water battering this awning may have helped it collapse on to a tree and car. >> i just was thanking god that me and my family wasn't in there. we were in the car last night. >> these photos show the inside of the awnings rusty base filled with water. a tarp corrects the car now. she won't be driving home tonight. >> the hood is in and the whole window is out. the trunk is like -- it's just bent down. >> reporter: as city public works crews chipped away, another problem continued to keep drivers from using all lanes. back in the east bay in oakland, a fallen tree limb shut off electricity to 1500 customers around 6 tonight. >> tree fell across the road and broke three of our lines. primary lines. that shorted out the circuit and opened a breaker. >> reporter: pg&e crews managed to get power back on within an hour and a half. >> i went up when i saw the truck and looked and said hey, i wonder what that is. and there was a tree down. >> reporter: we also checked in with public works. they're just one o
st. anthony's. the team and coaches will help serve 4,000 meals today they are in san francisco to play in the craft fight hunger bowl. >> we're excited to come here, play in the bowl game. but i think scenes like these will last much more longer than the football game. >> reporter: the generosity at st. anthony's is echoed at glide memorial church. here the navy's opponent the team from arizona state university did their part. >> it's awesome to be able to come and help people out here. >> reporter: glide too served thousands of people on this christmas day as it does every day of the year but the money donated for the holidays and their volunteers are not seen often. >> we're going to put a dent on this lack of money and participation of people wanting to do what's right and what's righteous and loving and generous and kind. >> reporter: guide says it had plenty of volunteers to prepare and serve food but what it says it needs is for volunteers tomorrow, next week, next month and next year once the christmas spirit has faded. >>> u.s. troops shared a christmas meal thousands
's worth a try. nothing else has worked so far. reporting live here. >>> the city of san francisco is now facing a lawsuit alleging five police officers conducted improper searches. john burress filed suit on behalf of three people who said they were wrongfully arrested last year at the henderson hotel in the tenderloin. they say police officers claimed they had permission to conduct searches but say they were seen on surveillance video using a master key. >>> we are learning about a construction worker who died. today he was identified as 51- year-old jose plancarte. he died after falling from a platform yesterday. cal osha is investigating. >>> police are identifying a boy who was killed on christmas eve. the crash killed 11-year-old kendrick ing and his 25-year- old cousin from southern california. the driver of the dodge is under arrest on charges of vehicle manslaughter. police are investigating his possible ties to a gang shooting earlier that day. >>> thousands of californians who paid interest rates to a major paycheck lender are due to receive some money back. >> check and go, on
are in the south bay. pg&e says it's ready to respond to any desruptions. >> travelers going through san francisco airport faced delay because of low visibility. the pass ofthe san josi and oakland airports did not experience any significant delays. >>> our storm watch continues on-line. we put a link to the forecast center website. that is where you can monitor the current levels of russian and napa rivers. to find the link go to ktvu.com and click on the storm watch tab. >>> just about an hour ago there were some tense moments in oakland as several people surrendered to police in connection with a series of armed robberies. now we want to show you about 9:00 near 63rd and market streets in north oakland. at one point, four people came out of a home, walking backwards towards officers who took them into custody. >> looks like we have multiple robberys. investigators didn't is say exactly what was stolen, only that pedestrians were involved. we're going to have more on this story as details become available, coming up tomorrow on mornings on 2. >> the bay area is starting to feel the impact of a
not break its fall. in san francisco, ocean beach, flooding chosed down part of the highway for the third time. clearing drains including one here that you see here. let's go now to meteorologist mark tamayo in the weather center with a look at the rain totals for right now. >> impressive considering we have the bulk of the rainfall within a few hours had this morning. just in time for the morning commute. right now, we can show you the rainfall totals and look at santa rosa. three 1/2 inches, san rafael, 3.5 inches. san jose over an inch. this is quite a bit of rainfall. we have a few scattered rain showers out this right now. nothing too extreme but scattered showers up in parts of the north bay. let the maps go down to the south in san francisco. a little bit of activity here. but the bulk of the rainfall is heading out to the south. we still have this. the flash flood watch to talk about right on in through sunday evening. there is another storm developing off shore, coming up i will let you know when it approaches the bay area and how much rain to expect. >> thank you, mark. >>> slip
for you to act. >> a group of san francisco faith leaders met with leaders to discuss what they can do to help. they hope to have similar meetings in the months to come. >>> the key to solving bay area traffic problems could come from cell phone towers. a uc berkeley team says their study is the first time that data from cell phone towers and gps devices have been used to track traffic and their research could be used to can cut down your drive time. stop and go traffic and break lights are part of life here. now researchers from uc berkeley have released a study that could ease traffic troubles. >> we demonstrated we can use smart phones and in particular cell tower data to pinpoint where congestion is coming from. which people are contributing most to congestion and where that could be delegated. and were able to track traffic and people's driving patterns. researchers said they identified certain trouble spots and learned that drivers originating from hayward and san jose seemed to contribute most to traffic congestion in the bay area. >> traffic is bad in the bay area. traditionall
. >> reporter: experts we spoke to say it may take time for people to feel safe again. in san francisco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> tragedy in connecticut touched people all over the country including here in the bay area. the flag at the federal building was lowered to honor the victims of the shooting. the flag at san francisco's federal building was lowered to half-staff. dozens of people gather for a rally outside of gun violences this afternoon. organizers urge president barack obama to use the terrible tragedy to push congress for stricter gun control laws. many those who attended happened to be in washington for a training session for gun violence prevention groups. our viewers are responding to the tragedy on our facebook page. one comment reads "my heart is so broken. i can not stop crying at the thought of what happened and how the families feel. all of the other student his to experience. it is such a devastating thing." visit ktvu channel 2 facebook page to leave your own condolences for the victims in the shooting by posting your comments on our wall. >>> today's events are hard to
in scottish. he hit santa con in san francisco and handed out clown red noses and as you can everybody is smiling. >> doesn't wear a red nose. >> i don't think santa would have an issue because they're clowning around. >> oh. >> it's for a good cause. to bring joy and smiles to your faces. >> when you have the santa outfit on you're not the real santa. you're showing support to santa. he would be happy. >> look at the people on the streets of san francisco in their santa outfits with their noses. it builds this christmas spirit. >> no matter what kind of mood you're in if you put on a rudolph nose you're going to smile and giggle and your whole day will change. >> like us right now. grumpy. red noses. ah! >>> groups of girls partying in cancun can be a recipe for a disaster. this video is one of those. we have a group of girls here doing some sort of impromptu danceoff or some sort of steak dinner or something. details in this youtube description are a little weird. you see them here start the dance off. kind of not much dancing. just a lot of talking and posturing. >> this girl in the
helpful. >> what you need to know about bananas, next. >>> at the san francisco zoo, the penguins have a special message for you, too. >> like, for us specifically? >> well, everybody. but you, too, too. ♪ >> whew! >> i'maliti alitie little freak >> on exhibit december 22nd. part of their merry christmas from the san francisco zoo. >> kind of creepy. >> i don't think they're creepy. >> really impressed they can train them to chirp that song. >> like hand bells but penguins. >> yes. [ "jingle bells" ] >> i have a feeling there was editing going on, but i think penguins are pretty cute. >> disappointing you get to the penguin exhibit, let's hear "jingle bells" on three -- >> and all you hear is -- like that. >> she said is best. >>> about to buy electronics, you immediate ly go to review vits. read all about it. but we never read reviews on fruits. >> fruit? >> like this guy. he did a review on bananas. >> the banana is a little bit different than an apple. unlike an apple, a banana is shaped this way. >> so he starts off by describing the differences between a banana and apple. >> wel
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